The18’s 2022-23 Champions League Group Stage Predictions

11 of The18's brightest minds came together.

With a new season on the horizon, The18 felt it was appropriate to create Champions League group stage predictions for the 2022-23 season. We’ve already submitted our Champions League predictions for the rest of our league picks such as winner and top scorer. Now it’s time for each group.

The way this prediction worked was we had eleven staffers/experts at The18 predict each group's final standings. The numbers from all eleven staffers were combined to form The18’s Champions League Group Stage prediction.

This article will also include each experts’ individual table along with each club's ceiling, floor and average position according to our experts. Let’s get to that table.

The18’s Champions League Group Stage Predictions 2022-23

Group A: 

  1. Liverpool 
  2. Napoli 
  3. Ajax
  4. Rangers

Group B:

  1. Atlético Madrid
  2. FC Porto
  3. Bayer Leverkeusen
  4. Club Brugge

Group C:

  1. Bayern Munich
  2. FC Barcelona
  3. Inter Milan
  4. FC Viktoria Plzeň

Group D:

  1. Tottenham
  2. Olympique Marseille
  3. Eintracht Frankfurt
  4. Sporting CP

Group E:

  1. Chelsea
  2. AC Milan
  3. RB Salzburg
  4. Dinamo Zagreb

Group F:

  1. Real Madrid
  2. RB Leipzig
  3. Celtic
  4. Shakhtar Donetsk

Group G:

  1. Manchester City
  2. Borussia Dortmund
  3. Sevilla
  4. FC Copenhagen

Group H:

  1. Paris Saint Germain
  2. Juventus
  3. Benfica
  4. Maccabi Haifa

Here are the average positions of each club based on our experts' predictions.

Each Club's Average Position

Real Madrid

  • Highest: 1st 
  • Lowest: 1st
  • Average: 1.00

Manchester City

  • Highest: 1st
  • Lowest: 1st
  • Average: 1.00

Paris Saint Germain

  • Highest: 1st
  • Lowest: 1st
  • Average: 1.00

Bayern Munich

  • Highest: 1st
  • Lowest: 2nd
  • Average: 1.09

Liverpool

  • Highest: 1st
  • Lowest: 2nd
  • Average: 1.09

Tottenham

  • Highest: 1st
  • Lowest: 2nd
  • Average: 1.09

Atlético Madrid

  • Highest: 1st
  • Lowest: 2nd
  • Average: 1.18

Chelsea

  • Highest: 1st
  • Lowest: 2nd
  • Average: 1.45

AC Milan

  • Highest: 1st
  • Lowest: 2nd
  • Average: 1.55

FC Porto

  • Highest: 1st
  • Lowest: 3rd
  • Average: 2.09

FC Barcelona

  • Highest: 1st
  • Lowest: 3rd
  • Average: 2.18

Juventus

  • Highest: 2nd
  • Lowest: 3rd
  • Average: 2.27

Borussia Dortmund

  • Highest: 2nd
  • Lowest: 3rd
  • Average: 2.36

Olympique Marseille

  • Highest: 1st
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 2.36

Napoli

  • Highest: 1st
  • Lowest: 3rd
  • Average: 2.36

Ajax

  • Highest: 2nd
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 2.73

Inter Milan

  • Highest: 2nd
  • Lowest: 3rd
  • Average: 2.73

Sevilla

  • Highest: 2nd
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 2.73

Benfica

  • Highest: 2nd
  • Lowest: 3rd
  • Average: 2.73

Bayer Leverkusen

  • Highest: 2nd
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 2.82

Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Highest: 2nd
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 3.00

Celtic

  • Highest: 2nd
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 3.00

RB Salzburg

  • Highest: 3rd
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 3.27

Sporting CP

  • Highest: 2nd
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 3.55

Dinamo Zagreb

  • Highest: 3rd
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 3.73

Rangers

  • Highest: 3rd
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 3.82

Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Highest: 3rd
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 3.82

Club Brugge

  • Highest: 3rd
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 3.91

FC Copenhagen

  • Highest: 3rd
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 3.91

FC Viktoria Plzeň

  • Highest: 4th
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 4.00

Maccabi Haifa

  • Highest: 4th
  • Lowest: 4th
  • Average: 4.00

Now let's take a look at each person's table.

Each Individual's Champions League Group Stage Prediction 2022-23

Corey Basciano (Client Experience)

Group A: 

  1. Liverpool 
  2. Napoli 
  3. Ajax
  4. Ranger 

Group B:

  1. Atletico
  2. Porto
  3. Leverkeusen
  4. Brugge

Group C:

  1. Bayern
  2. Barcelona
  3. Inter
  4. Plzen (where my ancestors are from)

Group D:

  1. Tottenham
  2. Marseille
  3. Sporting
  4. Frankfurt

Group E:

  1. Chelsea
  2. Milan
  3. Salzburg
  4. Zagreb

Group F:

  1. Real Madrid
  2. Leipzig
  3. Shakhtar
  4. Celtic

Group G:

  1. Manchester City
  2. Dortmund
  3. Sevilla
  4. Copenhagen

Group H:

  1. PSG
  2. Juventus
  3. Benfica
  4. Haifa (shoutout my Israelis)

Colby Conetta (Sales Support)

Group A: 

  1. Liverpool
  2. Napoli
  3. Ajax
  4. Rangers

Group B: 

  1. Atleti
  2. Leverkeusen
  3. Porto
  4. Club Brugge

Group C: 

  1. Bayern
  2. Barcelona
  3. Inter
  4. Plzen

Group D: 

  1. Tottenham
  2. Frankfurt
  3. Marseille
  4. Sporting

Group E: 

  1. Milan
  2. Chelsea
  3. Zagreb
  4. Salzburg

Group F: 

  1. Real Madrid
  2. RB Leipzig
  3. Celtic
  4. Shakhtar

Group G: 

  1. Man City
  2. Dortmund
  3. Sevilla
  4. Copenhagen

Group H: 

  1. PSG
  2. Juve
  3. Benfica
  4. Maccabi Haifa

Liam Hanley (Intern Writer)

Group A:

  1. Napoli 
  2. Liverpool
  3. Rangers
  4. Ajax

Group B:

  1. Porto
  2. Atletico
  3. Leverkusen
  4. Club Brugge

Group C:

  1. Bayern
  2. Inter Milan
  3. Barcelona
  4. Plzen

Group D:

  1. Marseille
  2. Spurs
  3. Frankfurt
  4. Sporting CP

Group E:

  1. Chelsea
  2. Milan 
  3. Salzburg
  4. Dinamo Zagreb

Group F:

  1. Real Madrid
  2. Leipzig
  3. Celtic
  4. Shakhtar

Group G:

  1. Man City
  2. Sevilla
  3. Dortmund
  4. Copenhagen

Group H:

  1. PSG
  2. Juventus 
  3. Benfica
  4. Maccabi

Travis Yoesting (Writer)

Group A:

  1. Liverpool
  2. Ajax
  3. Napoli
  4. Rangers

Group B:

  1. Porto
  2. Atleti
  3. Leverkusen
  4. Brugge

Group C:

  1. Bayern
  2. Barcelona
  3. Inter
  4. Plzen

Group D:

  1. Tottenham
  2. Sporting
  3. Frankfurt
  4. Marseille

Group E:

  1. Chelsea
  2. Milan
  3. Salzburg
  4. Zagreb

Group F:

  1. Real Madrid
  2. Leipzig
  3. Celtic
  4. Shakhtar

Group G:

  1. Man City
  2. Dortmund
  3. Sevilla
  4. Copenhagen

Group H:

  1. PSG
  2. Juventus
  3. Benfica
  4. Maccabi Haifa

David Moore (Writer)

Group A:

  1. Liverpool
  2. Ajax
  3. Napoli 
  4. Rangers

Group B:

  1. Atlético
  2. Porto
  3. Club Brugge
  4. Bayer Leverkusen

Group C:

  1. Bayern Munich
  2. Barcelona
  3. Inter Milan
  4. Plzen

Group D:

  1. Tottenham
  2. Sporting Portugal
  3. Marseille
  4. Eintracht Frankfurt

Group E:

  1. Chelsea
  2. AC Milan
  3. Red Bull Salzburg
  4. Dinamo Zagreb

Group F:

  1. Real Madrid
  2. Celtic
  3. RB Leipzig
  4. Shakhtar Donetsk

Group G:

  1. Man City
  2. Borussia Dortmund
  3. Copenhagen
  4. Sevilla

Group H:

  1. PSG
  2. Juventus
  3. Benfica
  4. Maccabi Haifa

Mariel McCown (Video Producer)

Group A: 

  1. Liverpool
  2. Ajax
  3. Napoli
  4. Rangers

Group B: 

  1. Atletico
  2. Porto
  3. Leverkusen
  4. Brugge

Group C: 

  1. Bayern
  2. Inter
  3. Barca
  4. Plzen

Group D: 

  1. Tottenham
  2. Frankfurt
  3. Marseille
  4. Sporting

Group E: 

  1. Milan
  2. Chelsea
  3. Salzburg
  4. Zagreb

Group F: 

  1. Madrid
  2. Leipzig
  3. Shakhtar
  4. Celtic

Group G: 

  1. City
  2. Dortmund
  3. Sevilla
  4. Copenhagen

Group H: 

  1. Paris
  2. Juventus
  3. Benfica
  4. Haifa

Luis Vidal (Writer)

Group A: 

  1. Liverpool
  2. Ajax
  3. Napoli
  4. Rangers FC

Group B: 

  1. Atlético de Madrid
  2. Porto
  3. Bayer Leverkusen
  4. Club Brugge

Group C: 

  1. Bayern
  2. Barcelona
  3. Inter
  4. Viktoria Plzeň

Group D: 

  1. Tottenham 
  2. Olympique de Marseille
  3. Eintracht Frankfurt
  4. Sporting Lisboa

Group E: 

  1. AC Milan
  2. Chelsea
  3. RB Salzburg
  4. Dinamo Zagreb

Group F: 

  1. Real Madrid
  2. RB Leipzig
  3. Celtic FC
  4. Shakhtar Donetsk

Group G: 

  1. Manchester City
  2. Sevilla
  3. Borussia Dortmund
  4. Copenhagen

Group H: 

  1. PSG
  2. Benfica
  3. Juventus
  4. Maccabi Haifa

Connor Fleming (Writer)

Group A: 

  1. Liverpool  
  2. Napoli
  3. Rangers
  4. Ajax

Group B: 

  1. Atlético 
  2. Bayer Leverkusen 
  3. Porto 
  4. Club Brugge

Group C: 

  1. Bayern Munich
  2. Barcelona
  3. Inter Milan
  4. Viktoria Plzen

Group D: 

  1. Spurs 
  2. Marseille 
  3. Eintracht Frankfurt 
  4. Sporting 

Group E: 

  1. Chelsea
  2. Milan 
  3. Dinamo Zagreb
  4. Salzburg 

Group F: 

  1. Real Madrid 
  2. Celtic 
  3. RB Leipzig 
  4. Shakhtar Donetsk 

Group G:

  1. Manchester City
  2. Sevilla
  3. Borussia Dortmund
  4. Copenhagen

Group H:

  1. PSG
  2. Juventus
  3. Benfica
  4. Maccabi Haifa 

Thiago Najman Nejm (Social Media)

Group A: 

  1. Liverpool
  2. Ajax
  3. Napoli
  4. Rangers 

Group B:

  1. Atletico
  2. Leverkusen 
  3. Porto
  4. Club Brugge

Group C:

  1. Bayern 
  2. Inter
  3. Barca
  4. Plzen

Group D:

  1. Tottenham 
  2. Marseille
  3. Frankfurt
  4. Sporting CP

Group E: 

  1. Chelsea 
  2. Milan
  3. Salzburg
  4. Dinamo

Group F:

  1. Real Madrid
  2. Leipzig
  3. Celtic
  4. Shakhtar

Group G:

  1. Man City
  2. Dortmund
  3. Sevilla
  4. Copenhagen 

Group H

  1. PSG
  2. Benfica
  3. Juventus
  4. M. Haifa

Giancarlo Cornejo (Intern Writer)

Group A: 

  1. Liverpool
  2. Napoli
  3. Ajax
  4. Rangers

Group B:

  1. Atleti
  2. Porto
  3. Leverkusen
  4. Brugge

Group C:

  1. Barcelona
  2. Bayern
  3. Inter
  4. Viktoria Plzen

Group D:

  1. Spurs
  2. Marseille
  3. Eintracht F
  4. Sporting

Group E:

  1. Milan
  2. Chelsea
  3. RB Salzburg
  4. Dinamo Zagreb

Group F:

  1. Real Madrid
  2. RB Leipzig
  3. Celtic
  4. Shaktar

Group G:

  1. Man City
  2. Sevilla
  3. Dortmund
  4. Copenhagen

Group H:

  1. PSG
  2. Juventus
  3. Benfica
  4. Maccabi Haifa

Joseph Reina (Intern Writer)

Group A: 

  1. Liverpool
  2. Napoli
  3. Ajax
  4. Rangers

Group B:

  1. Atlético Madrid
  2. Porto
  3. Bayer Leverkusen
  4. Club Brugge

Group C:

  1. Bayern Munich
  2. FC Barcelona
  3. Inter Milan
  4. FC Viktoria Plzen

Group D:

  1. Spurs
  2. Olympique Marseille
  3. Eintracht Frankfurt
  4. Sporting CP

Group E:

  1. AC Milan
  2. Chelsea
  3. Dinamo Zagreb
  4. RB Salzburg

Group F:

  1. Real Madrid
  2. RB Leipzig
  3. Celtic
  4. Shaktar Donetsk

Group G:

  1. Man City
  2. Borussia Dortmund
  3. Sevilla
  4. Copenhagen

Group H:

  1. PSG
  2. Benfica
  3. Juventus
  4. Maccabi Haifa

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